Kherson Ukraine is a important port city
is south-central Ukraine on the black sea. (Ukrainian and
Russian Õåðñîí) Most of the population in Kherson Ukraine
consider themselves Ukrainian but Russian is by far the
predominately spoken language in Kherson Uktraine. Kherson
is located on the Dnieper River, and the home of a major
ship-building industry. In 2011 the estimated population of
Kherson Ukraine is 305,000. Unfortunately the population
like all of Ukraine is decreasing. Kherson's peak population
was in 1981 at 361,000.
The name Kherson is a contraction of
Chersonesos, which was an ancient Greek colony that was
founded approximately 2500 years ago in the southwestern
part of Crimea near Sevastapol. Kherson was founded in 1778
by Potemkin, on the orders of Catherine the Great to
consolidate Russian in the south and to control the frontier
region with Turkey.
The city code of Kherson in 552 while the
country code of Ukraine is 380. The postal code is 73000.
The distance from Kiev the capital of Ukraine to Kherson is
277 miles or 446 kilometers. Unfortunately, Kherson is off
of the beaten path for travel by plane. There is not an
airport in Kherson. Most people fly to Odessa and take a car
or bus for the final leg to Kherson. Kherson does have many
trains arriving and departing at all hours. Unfortunately
again, the trains are slow and not up to western standards.
A train from Kiev to Kherson will take about 14 hours.
Kherson could not be called a rich city.
In the center you will see many buildings from the Tsarist
times but they will be in decay. The Soviet buildings are
also in terrible condition and most apartments do not have
24 hour water and electricity. In fact many apartments have
only 6 hours of water a day, 2 at breakfast, 2 at lunch and
2 for dinner. That is cold water too!
Kherson has been
referred to as "The city of Brides" Many say the expression
comes from the numerous marriage agencies that are there
while others say it is from the time of Catherin the great.
time men came to Kherson looking for their brides! Today
there are many marriage agencies in Ukraine but most are
scams so please be careful!!!!!!
The climate of
Kherson is temperately continental, the average temperatures of January and July, the coldest and the warmest months of the year are accordingly: 19,2° F (-7,1°C) and 66,7° F (+18,7°Ñ).
Local time in
is 8 hours ahead of US East Coast time and 2 hours ahead of
London. So, if it
is 12:00 noon US East coast it is 8:00 pm in Kherson
Ukraine. When it is 12:00 noon in London it is 2:00 pm in